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Valdosta, Georgia

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Georgia Resident Sticker Price
$21,113
In State Costs for Valdosta State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$4,371
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,212
Room and Board $8,476
Other Expenses Budget$4,854
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$32,168
Out of State Costs for Valdosta State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,426
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$2,212
Room and Board $8,476
Other Expenses Budget$4,854

Residents of Georgia pay an annual total price of $21,113 to attend Valdosta State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,371 for tuition, $8,476 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $2,212 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $32,168 which is 52.4% higher than Georgia residents. The tuition charge is $15,426 while room and board is $8,476, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $2,212.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Valdosta State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$12,221
Net Price by Income Valdosta State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,021
$30,001 to $48,000$12,223
$48,001 to $75,000$14,745
$75,001 to $110,000$17,022
$110,000+$17,151

The average reported annual net price for Valdosta State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,221 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad Valdosta State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $9,584 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,754 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,807.

Finanical Aid Valdosta State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,584 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,569 27%
Pell Grants $5,185 57%
Other Federal Grants $745 87%
State and Local Grants $5,018 57%
Federal Student Loans $5,754 58%
Other Student Loans $7,807 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Valdosta State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,048. The loan balance of $49,048 is a four year multiple of the $12,262 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $468 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $49,048
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $467.97
Total Interest Paid $7,108.64
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,156.64

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$84,452
Year Georgia Residents Non Residents
1 $21,113 $32,168
2 $21,305 $32,460
3 $21,499 $32,755
4 $21,694 $33,053

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Valdosta State University to be $84,452 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Valdosta State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Georgia Residents $182 $546 $728
Out of State Residents $643 $1,929 $2,572

Estimated cost for a class at Valdosta State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Valdosta State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Valdosta State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141264 IPEDS survey data for Valdosta State University.